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Reporting directly to the President, the Director of Human Rights, Access & Inclusion provides professional and authoritative advice with respect to University matters that concern discrimination, diversity, equity and harassment issues. The position serves as the University’s Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer by ensuring compliance, reporting and enforcement in the areas of discrimination and harassment for students, faculty and staff.

As such, the Director of Human Rights, Access & Inclusion audits practices and advises university managers, supervisors and employees on compliance with University policies related to diversity and human rights, including equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, harassment (including sexual), disability discrimination and other forms of discrimination; undertakes necessary related investigations and prepares recommendations and written reports; assists in carrying out policies and strategies that integrate diversity and human rights into the University’s strategic goals and its Diversity Plan by coordinating and collaborating with other UI offices; provides guidance and support to the Dean of Students, who is responsible for investigating incidents of discrimination in which a student is the alleged perpetrator; serves as the university’s Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator, monitoring ADA activities for compliance with University, state and federal policies; develops and delivers training regarding discrimination, diversity and sexual harassment prevention.